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She Persisted: One Hundred Monologues from Plays by Women Over Forty

She Persisted: One Hundred Monologues from Plays by Women Over Forty
Your Price: $29.95 CDN
Edited by: Lawrence Harbison
Introduction by: Theresa Rebeck
Preface by: Jacquelyn Reingold
Publisher: Applause Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 213
Pub. Date: 2021
ISBN-10: 1493061313
ISBN-13: 9781493061310

About the Book:

She Persisted contains 100 of the top monologues for both women and men from recent plays. Veteran editor Lawrence Harbison, a man who has spent his career championing new and established playwrights by bringing their work into print, has selected a rich and varied selection of monologues from plays by some of the finest women playwrights, who happen to be over forty. Although the age of the character is given in each monologue, many may be done by actors of any age.

The book was spearheaded by Honor Roll!, an advocacy group of women over forty.

"Honor Roll! is an advocacy and action group of women+ playwrights over forty – and our allies – whose goal is our inclusion in theater. The term "women+" refers to a spectrum of gender identification that includes women, non-binary identifiers, and trans. We are the generation excluded at the outset of our careers because of sexism, now overlooked because of ageism. We celebrate diversity in theater, and work to call attention to the negative impact of age discrimination alongside gender, race, ethnicity, faith, socioeconomic status, disability, and sexual orientation in the American Theatre and beyond."

"These women are in their forties and fifties and sixties, and they have been writing a long time, and they are at the height of their craft. These are tight, complex, nuanced pieces of writing, which no one has seen because for too long they weren't looking."

"These are important writers, and important plays." — Theresa Rebeck, from the introduction

She Persisted: One Hundred Monologues from Plays by Women Over Forty includes monologues from:

• 110 Stories by Sarah Tuft
• Chicken and the Egg by Dana Leslie Goldstein
• Looking for the Pony by Andrea Lepcio
• Poolside by T. Cat Ford
• Splitting Infinity by Jamie Pachino
• Thin Walls by Alice Eve Cohen
• Zoom Birthday Party by Saviana Stanescu

About the Editor:

Lawrence Harbison was in charge of new play acquisitions for Samuel French for over thirty years, where his work on behalf of playwrights resulted in the first publication of such subsequent luminaries as Jane Martin, Don Nigro,Tina Howe, Theresa Rebeck, José Rivera, William Mastrosimone, and Ken Ludwig, among many others. He has served as literary manager or literary consultant for several New York theatres, and has also served many times over the years as a judge and commentator for various national play contests and lectures regularly at colleges and universities.